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Guinness Pro12 news from Friday, June 22, 2018

- Scotland finish their June tour in Argentina this weekend as Gregor Townsend's young side look to end with a win against Los Pumas. Last weekend they went down narrowly to the USA, but a clash with Argentina in Resistencia will give them the chance to put things right. And to do so Townsend has made eight changes to his team with a number of exciting inclusions from a Guinness PRO14 perspective. M...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Wednesday, June 20, 2018

- Reigning European and Guinness PRO14 champions Leinster have been drawn against Toulouse, Wasps and Bath for the 2018/19 European Champions Cup. Leo Cullen's Leinster beat Racing 92 15-12 in the Champions Cup final just over a month ago and now know their pool opponents for the upcoming season, with the first round due to get underway in October. Between the four sides they have won 11 titles, wit...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Thursday, June 14, 2018

- The second round of summer internationals are just days away and there's work to do for both Ireland and Italy. Grand Slam champions Ireland saw their winning streak come to a halt at the hands of Australia despite Munster-bound Joey Carbery kicking nine points. Benetton duo Tiziano Pasquali and Abraham Steyn dotted down for Italy but they couldn't prevent Japan prevailing 34-17. Sexton returns Jo...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Tuesday, June 12, 2018

- Scott Williams has lauded Wales' strength in depth after featuring in a relatively inexperienced side that put Argentina to the sword on Saturday. The Ospreys-bound centre played in a youthful Wales team in the 23-10 victory over the Pumas that included the likes of Adam Beard, Aaron Wainwright and Cardiff Blues duo Seb Davies and Dillon Lewis. Scarlets playmaker Rhys Patchell kicked ten points wh...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Sunday, June 10, 2018

- The Guinness PRO14 may be all but finished for the season, but its stars are still on show as they take to the international stage in search of summer test-series glory. Italy opened their account with Japan, Ireland began their contest with Australia, Wales took on the Argentinians and Scotland travelled to Canada, with mouth-watering action in all four games. Japan 34-17 Italy On his 20th start...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Thursday, June 7, 2018

- Can Ireland build on their domineering Six Nations success and construct the momentum to challenge for next year's Rugby World Cup? We might just receive a few hints that help to begin answering that burning question when Joe Schmidt's troops lock horns with Australia in a three-Test series this month. Ireland's 32-man touring party is made up entirely of stars that ply their trade in the Guinness...

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- Wales kicked off the summer tours last weekend with a fightback win over South Africa but now all of the rest of the Guinness PRO14 nations are in action in a tasty-looking fixture list. Ireland, the Grand Slam champions, take on Australia, Wales face Argentina while Scotland take on Canada and Italy visit Japan. And here we break down each of the team selections and preview the four clashes that ...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Tuesday, June 5, 2018

- As we spring into summer the upcoming June tours look to be crucial ones as head coaches shuffle their packs ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup. For Scotland, head coach Gregor Townsend will very much be looking to build on success as his side follow up their third place in the Six Nations with Tests against Canada (10 June), USA (17 June) and Argentina (23 June). The Scots have enjoyed a memora...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Monday, June 4, 2018

- Wales' Test clash with South Africa in Washington DC last weekend was big business – and a raft of Guinness PRO14 stars were key protagonists. Cardiff Blues' Tomos Williams stole the headlines with a try on his international debut, which helped Warren Gatland's troops best a Springboks side featuring Toyota Cheetahs duo Ox Nche and Oupa Mohoje 22-20 at the RFK Stadium. Here's our look at some of...

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Guinness Pro12 news from Sunday, June 3, 2018

- Cardiff Blues scrum-half Tomos Williams capped an impressive Test debut with a try as Wales edged out South Africa with an unconvincing 22-20 victory in Washington. The 23-year-old displayed all the attributes that made him one of the standout players in the Guinness PRO14 this season and played a vital role in the match-winning score. His charge down resulted in substitute Scarlets hooker Ryan El...

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